The OMD Grace Tsao-Wu
Differencemaker Fellowship

We are saddened by the loss of OMD's dear friend Grace Tsao-Wu, a longtime member of our Board of Directors and passionate supporter stemming from OMD's early days as the Illinois Education Foundation. 

We are grateful to have had Grace as a shining light in the OMD community and are honored to continue her legacy with the introduction of the OMD Grace Tsao-Wu Differencemaker Fellowship.

Fellowship Details

Every two years, one graduating OMD Scholar who is transferring to a four-year university to pursue their Bachelors Degree will be awarded the Differencemaker Fellowship. Each fellow will receive an annual scholarship (automatically renewed for their second year) and a special leadership experience during the summer between the two years.

Help us carry on Grace's unrelenting drive to make a difference, not only for these OMD Scholars, but for the communities and generations they will be sure to touch, inspired by the light that Grace has shone on them.

Contribute to the OMD Grace Tsao-Wu
Differencemaker Fellowship

About One Million Degrees

One Million Degrees is the only organization in Illinois and one of few in the country dedicated to providing comprehensive supports to low-income, highly motivated community college students to help them succeed in school, in work, and in life. From tutors and coaches to financial assistance and professional development, OMD offers the support that empowers scholars to transform their lives and those around them for generations. OMD Scholars graduate at twice the state average with the skills and experiences necessary to launch economically mobile careers.